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Ruins
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Ruins is a Japanese experimental rock duo of drum set and electric bass guitar. The group, formed in 1985, was supposedly intended to be a power trio; the guitarist, however, never showed up to the band's first rehearsal, so the group remained a duo. The drummer is Tatsuya Yoshida and the group has featured four different bass players over its history. Yoshida also uses the Ruins name on other duo collaborations, notably Sax Ruins (with saxophonist Ryoko Ono and RonRuins with Ron Anderson.
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http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~ruins
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Sax Ruins — Blimmguass Sax Ruins — Blimmguass
(Skin Graft GR112CD, 2013, CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition
(Zeitgeist Media 2, 2012, DVD)
Ruins Alone — Ruins Alone Ruins Alone — Ruins Alone
(Skin Graft 100, 2011, CD)
Sax Ruins — Yawiquo Sax Ruins — Yawiquo
(Ipecac PC114, 2009, CD)
RonRuins — Big Shoes RonRuins — Big Shoes
(Magaibutsu MGC-20, 2001, CD)
Ruins — Live at Kichijoji / Mandala II Ruins — Live at Kichijoji / Mandala II
(Tzadik TZ 7234, 2001, CD)
Ruins — Symphonica Ruins — Symphonica
(Tzadik TZ 7215, 1998, CD)
Ruins — Vrresto Ruins — Vrresto
(Skin Graft GR 76CD, 1998/2005, CD)
Ruins — Hyderomastgroningem Ruins — Hyderomastgroningem
(Tzadik TZ 7202, 1995, CD)
Ruins — Graviyaunosch Ruins — Graviyaunosch
(Nipp Guitar NG-D03, 1993, CD)

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